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Meri Bahen
File:Meri Bahen (1944).jpg
Directed byHemchander Chunder
Produced byNew Theatres
Written byBinoy Chatterjee
StarringK. L. Saigal
Sumitra Devi
Akhtar Jehan
Madan Puri
Music byPankaj Mullick
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Meri Bahen (also called My Sister) is a 1944 Bollywood film.[1] It was the fourth highest-grossing Indian film of 1944.[2] Produced by New Theatres, Ltd. Calcutta, and directed by Hemchander Chunder. It starred K. L. Saigal, Sumitra Devi, Akhtar Jehan, Chandrabati Devi, Nawab, and Tulsi Chakraborty.[3] The music direction was by Pankaj Mullick with lyrics by Pandit Bhushan.[4][5]

The film is cited as Saigal's best film at New Theatres technically. Set against the backdrop of World War II in Calcutta, it was the story of a schoolteacher and his young sister. The film followed his rise to fame as a singer and the changes in his relationships following a bomb-raid.


  • K. L. Saigal as Ramesh
  • Sumitra Devi as Krishna
  • Akhtar Jehan as Bimala, Ramesh's sister
  • Hiralal as a Naib, Munshi
  • Chandravati as Rekha
  • Tulsi Chakraborty as Chaudhary
  • Madan Puri as a doctor who treat Bimla at the hospital
  • Nawab


The film had music composed by Pankaj Mullick, assisted by Biran Bal and Hiten Bannerji, with lyrics by Pandit Bhushan. The singers were K. L. Saigal, Pankaj, Rekha Mallick, Vimala, Ila Ghosh, and Utpala Sen.[5] According to Vijay Ranchan, Pankaj had composed two versions of the song "Piya Milan Ko Jana" in Kapal Kundala (1939), directed by Phani Majumdar. Mullick used one version of the song in Meri Bahen in his and Ila Ghosh's voice.[6]


All music was composed by Pankaj Mullick.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Main In Phoolon Ke Sang" Vimala
2 "Do Naina Matware Tihare" K. L. Saigal
3 "Chhupo Naa Chhupo Naa O Pyari Sajaniya" K. L. Saigal
4 "Haay Kis But Ki Mohabbat Mein" K. L. Saigal
5 "Ae Qatib-E-Taqdeer" K. L. Saigal
6 "Suno Ek Hare Ped Ki Daali Par" Rekha Mullick
7 "Jal Jaane Do Is Duniya Ko" Utpala Sen
8 "Panchhi Kaahe Hota Udas" K. L. Saigal
9 "Piya Milan Ko Jaana" Pankaj Mullick, Ila Ghosh


  1. Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Taylor & Francis. p. 1994. ISBN 978-1-135-94325-7. Retrieved 31 January 2015. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. "Top Earners 1944". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Meri Bahen (1944)". Gomolo.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  4. "My Sister". Cinemas of India. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Songs-Meri Bahen". MySwar.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  6. Ranchan, Vijay (2 January 2014). Story of a Bollywood Song. Abhinav Publications. p. 27. Retrieved 31 January 2015. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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